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Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer".

Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

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Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

The Pfizer deal negotiated is said to be for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon's economic troubles, and is expected to cover 20% of the population.

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Sophia Akram

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace ...

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Netanyahu court date postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

Netanyahu's court date has been postponed after Israel locked down once more over covid-19 concerns.

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

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US approves $290 million in bombs to Saudi Arabia

The US has approved a number of arms sales to countries in the Middle East amid objections to their records on human rights.

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines

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Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines

Cash-strapped Lebanon will pay a $4 million deposit at the deal's signing, expected Monday, as it hopes to cover the remaining $23 million with ...

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian ...

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

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Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

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Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

Biden hinted at a return to the US nuclear agreement, but said it's "going to be hard".

Dealings possible with US despite 'crimes', Iran says

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Dealings possible with US despite 'crimes', Iran says

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said the US has "committed repeated crimes against the Iranian people".

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

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Biden win 'will hasten new Israeli elections': coalition member

A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s parliamentary coalition has said that a win for Joe Biden will hasten new Israeli ...

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Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

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UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

Prosecutors in the UK said that they would not bring any charges against the UAE Minister for Tolerance after a British woman accused him of ...

US plans sales of top-end fighter jets to UAE

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US plans sales of top-end fighter jets to UAE

The US has agreed to sell top-of-the-line F-35 fighter jets to the UAE following normalisation.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

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Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said UNRWA's head ...

UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

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UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

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